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Updated: July 11, 2022 In Short

Newsworthy people and performances for July 11, 2022

New hires

CWS Architecture + Interior Design in Scarborough hired Christopher McDonald as project manager.

Kennebunk Beach Realty hired Andrea Roth Kimmich as an associate broker.

Girl Scouts of Maine hired Mara Moorhead as CEO. Most recently, Moorhead was chief development officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine.

Northern Light Mayo Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft hired Rachel Koransky-Matson as a provider specializing in diabetes education and counseling.

Drummond Woodsum, a law firm in Portland, hired Darci Greenacre as a non-lawyer consultant in the firm’s government relations and campaigns practice group. Greenacre was previously a senior staff member with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

Atlantic Federal Credit Union in South Portland hired Jonathan Crasnick as a member of its commercial lending department.

Northeast Bank hired Courtney Luce as banking center manager in Augusta.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust hired Sarah McMahon as branch relationship manager in Brunswick. McMahon was previously multi-unit team leader for H&R Block.

Sweetser, a nonprofit provider of mental and behavioral health care based in Saco, hired Jayne Van Bramer as president and CEO.

The Maine Association of Broadcasters in Augusta hired Tim Moore as president and CEO. Moore was previously vice president of programming for iHeartMedia New Hampshire.

Southern Maine Community College in South Portland hired Jeff Schools as director of communications.


Sebago Technics, an engineering and land development consulting firm in South Portland, announced several promotions within its survey-geomatics team and transportation team. In the survey-geomatics team, Jacob Bartlett was promoted to director, surveying and data capture; Nick Elliston to survey services lead, transportation; Tom Low to survey CADD coordinator; Kira Harmon to virtual design and construction project manager; and Brian Williams to geomatics field services lead. In the transportation team, Bradley Lyon was promoted to vice president of transportation engineering; Curtis Thompson to senior traffic operations engineer/project manager; and Nikki Conant and Shane Kelly to senior transportation engineer and project manager.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust promoted Alison DiPaola to senior vice president, chief human resources officer in Newport, N.H. DiPaola was most recently vice president, human resources manager.

Bath Savings Institution promoted Susan Carleton to executive vice president, human resources; Rebecca Launer to executive vice president, branch administration; Patricia Bernier to senior vice president, information systems; Tatiana Chipilova to senior vice president, finance; Evan Libby to senior vice president, risk management/operations; Justin Dionne to vice president, commercial lending; Sarah Piper to vice president, commercial lending; and Regina Booth to assistant vice president, commercial lending.


Maine Historical Society in Portland announced a new slate of officers for its board of trustees. Eileen Skinner was named chair; Michael Cianchette, first vice chair; Laura Sprague, second vice chair; Bob Greene, secretary; and Drew Swenson, treasurer. In addition, Michael Bourque, Krystal Williams, Frank Goodyear and Brent Hoots were added to its board of trustees. Bourque is president and CEO of MEMIC, Williams is founder of Providentia Group, Goodyear is co-director at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and Hoots is founder of NaviTrade.

The Maine Economic Research Institute in Augusta named Simon West, human resources director for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, as president. In addition, Clif Greim, president of Frosty Hill Consulting, was elected chair the institute’s board of directors and Kimberly Lindlof, president and CEO of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the Central Maine Growth Council, was elected vice chair.

The Maine Hospital Association in Augusta named Mark Fourré as chair of its board of directors. Fourré is president of Coastal Healthcare Alliance, which includes Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast.

Drummond Woodsum, a law firm in Portland, said that Jeremy Fischer was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Loring Development Authority. Fischer is the leader of the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice group.

The Maine Community College System in Augusta added Margaret Angell, Jane Gilbert, Elizabeth Neptune, Kate Rush and Cherle Wendelken to its board of trustees. Angell is the head of partnerships and strategic initiatives at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, based in Portland; Gilbert is special assistant to Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman; Neptune is an independent consultant; Rush is vice president of corporate development at Tilson; and Wendelken is director of the Brooks Family Foundation.


The University of New England in Biddeford inducted Hannah Pingree, Julia Sleeper-Whiting and Lise Pelletier into the “Deborah Morton Society” during its annual Deborah Morton Society Convocation and Awards Ceremony. Pingree is director of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, Sleeper-Whiting is co-founder and executive director of Tree Street Youth Center in Lewiston and Pelletier is the former director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and president of the Maine Acadian Heritage Council.

Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden said that Anna Moorman, a member of its benefits team specializing in individual health insurance and Medicare, is now a licensed life & health insurance consultant in Maine.

The Maine Potato Board selected the Victor and Gloria Winslow family of Mapleton for its “2022 Maine Potato Industry Recognition Award.”

Battery Steele Brewing in Portland along with Hugh McCormick Design Co. in Portland won a “Platinum Crushie” award in the Best Brewery Rebrand category at the 2022 Craft Beer Marketing Awards Competition.

Pierce Atwood, a law firm in Portland, announced that seven of the firm’s practices earned “Band 1” rankings and 19 of its Maine-based attorneys were ranked among the top three tiers in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide.

iBec Creative, a digital marketing agency in Portland, said it was named a Certified B corporation recognized as an organization that has met the highest standard of social and environmental performance a business can achieve.

Norway Savings Bank announced that its was recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a “Best Wellness Employer” by Wellness Workdays, a provider of corporate wellness programs, in collaboration with experts from the Harvard Medical School.

Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington said that its imaging department was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

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